Aeschylus

Prometheus Bound (Buckley Translation)


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"Prometheus Bound" is the only complete tragedy of the Prometheia trilogy, traditionally assumed to be the work of Aeschylus. Jupi…

The Oresteia


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The Oresteia is a trilogy by Aeschylus, one of the foremost playwrights of ancient Greece. It encompasses three plays: Agamemnon, The Libati…

Seven Against Thebes


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In this, the only extant tragedy from Aeschylus' trilogy about the House of Oedipus, Thebes is under siege from Polynices, a former prince o…

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 1


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The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offer…

The Persians


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This is one of the few Greek tragedies that deals with historical events rather than mythological ones. The elders of the Persian court awa…

Prometheus Bound (Browning Translation)


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Whether or not it was actually written by Aeschylus, as is much disputed, "Prometheus Bound" is a powerful statement on behalf of …

Agamemnon (Morshead Translation)


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The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus concerning the end of the curse on the House of Atreus. The name derives f…

Prometheus Bound (Thoreau Translation)


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Whether or not it was actually written by Aeschylus, as is much disputed, "Prometheus Bound" is a powerful statement on behalf of …

The Persians (version 2)


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The earliest of Aeschylus' plays to survive is "The Persians" (Persai), performed in 472 BC and based on experiences in Aeschylus'…

Agamemnon (Browning Translation)


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The play Agamemnon details the homecoming of Agamemnon, King of Argos, from the Trojan War. Waiting at home for him is his wife, Clytemnestr…

The Libation-Bearers (Morshead Translation)


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The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus concerning the end of the curse on the House of Atreus. The name derives f…

The Furies (Morshead Translation)


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The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus concerning the end of the curse on the House of Atreus. The name derives f…

The Suppliant Maidens (Morshead Translation)


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The Suppliants, also called The Suppliant Maidens, or The Suppliant Women, is a play by Aeschylus. It was probably first performed sometime …

Seven Against Thebes (Way Translation)


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Seven against Thebes is the third play in an Oedipus-themed trilogy produced by Aeschylus in 467 BC. The trilogy is sometimes referred to …

Short Poetry Collection 076


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This is an open collection of poems for the month of February 2009.